Model Caprice Bourret terrified she wouldn’t survive after fighting brain tumour

Caprice Bourret has opened up on her brain surgery after receiving the all-clear following a five-year scan.

The model, 50, suffered from meningioma, a tumour that grows on the membrane covering the brain which was eventually diagnosed as benign.

Caprice risked going blind and being left paralysed as the tumour rapidly grew, requiring more than seven hours of surgery that came with its own risks.

Now, five years on, the former Dancing On Ice star has revealed that following a recent scan, her tumour has thankfully not returned.

Speaking exclusively, she said: "I just had my 5-year scan and everything is all clear!

"I was a late bloomer by having kids when I was 40, that is a whole other story – I mean, it was not easy for me to conceive."

The mum-of-two continued: "I had to go down this road and fight to have children and then a few years later I had a brain tumour.

"It was really scary to go into theatre at the time – I didn't know whether I was going to make it.

"I mean you don't know if the surgery will be successful and anything can go wrong."

The businesswoman added: "Then when you wake up you don't know if your right side is going to work – you are doing brain surgery after all.

"But I just said to myself, we all have unfortunate things happen to us in our lives.

"We can't control what happens but we can control how we deal with situations and that is how I took control."

Caprice went on to say: "I was doing things in my life that were causing a lot of stress so instead of playing the victim card I used the experience of that happening to me to create change in my life, it was a great lesson."

The model recently hit out at celebrities who deny having any form of cosmetic enhancements or surgery.

She told us: "It is so silly when celebs lie about never having anything done.

"Mate, everyone can see through bulls**t so let's talk about it, if you want to do everything under the sun, then amazing, go for it!"

Despite her social media being filled with glam snaps both on and away from the screen showing the real star, she's not one to add a filter to her snaps.

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"What I don't like is all this retouching, my assistants once put this horrible filter over me, it was so awful," she fumed.

She went on to say: "It looked really unnatural and you couldn't see any movement in my expressions, I said, take it off!

"I want to influence people in a positive way."

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